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Barnstead NH News

February 25, 2015

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To the voters of Barnstead,

My name is Susan Conrad and I am running for a three-year term on the Barnstead Budget Committee. I have lived in Barnstead since 1977, having moved  from Pittsfield. 

 

My reason for seeking this position is to get involved again in the Town of Barnstead.  I have served on several committees in town, including the Safety Committee, Board of Adjustment, and other varied volunteer positions.

 

I retired as Library Director 2 years ago after 29 years of employment.  I was thrilled to be able to complete my three main objectives: increasing the number of employees, bringing the library into the technological age and to triple the size of the building.  

 

During my tenure as Library Director I attended almost every Town Budget Hearing.   I have tremendous respect for all those who volunteer their time to help Barnstead continue to be a great place to live.  I am willing to learn whatever I need to know in order to be an effective active member of the Budget Committee.

 

I now have time to become involved with the Town again and feel that I could be an asset to the Budget Committee.  My experience in the budgetary process is 29 years of never exceeding the Barnstead  Library’s operating budget.  I was also an intregal part of the building expansion in 2000 and I am very pleased to say that we came in under budget and under time. 

 

This is not a politically driven election for me.  You have two other people who are currently on the Board and are running for re-election. Both Ms. Carr and Mr. Gray are qualified to serve on the committee and have shown their dedication to the town by running.  

 

I ask for your vote, but most importantly I ask that you DO vote.  

 

Thank you.

Susan Conrad

 


 

Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Celebrate Dr. Seuss!

 

The Oscar Foss Memorial Library invites children and families to join us on Friday, March 6th from 3-4pm to celebrate Dr. Seuss! We will be playing games, doing crafts, and having yummy treats in honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. Come in and have fun celebrating with us!

 


 

Teen Tech Week

 

The Teen Library Club will be meeting on Thursday, March 12th from 6-7:30pm instead of our regularly scheduled time in honor of Teen Tech Week. Check out this meeting if you like Dr. Who, video game science, or even your cell phone! 

 

Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information about these or any of our other programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday; 5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday; 9am-Noon.   

 


 

Thank You

 

Since it has been my lot to find, at every parting of the road, the helping hand of comrade kind to help me with my heavy load, And since I have no gold to give and love alone must make amends, my humble prayer is, while I live -- God, make me worthy of my friends.

 

Thank you for your prayers and support through this difficult time. A very special thank you to Bob Strickland, Steve’s best friend, the best friend anyone could ever have.

 

The Loving Family of Stephen D. Lank

Margie Lank

Stephen, Kim, Aiden and Collin Lank

Aaron and Linda Lank

Joshua Lank and Valerie Hulse

 


Obituaries


 

Doris (Bates) Colwell

 

Doris Colwell, 83, of White Oak Road, Ctr. Barnstead, died February 10th at the Epsom Manor Health Center following a long illness.

 

She was Born in Chesterfield, IL, the daughter of Victor and Oma (Loper)Bates. Prior to her retirement, she was a anesthesia nurse at the St. Joseph Hospital in Bloomington,IL. She had lived in Barnstead for about 2 years. She was the widow of Wilmon Colwell who died in 2013 and members of her family include two daughters, Carol Colwell of Barnstead and Barbara McAllister of Newport, NH, four grandchildren, Wendy Demers, Justin and John Thomas and Carol Ann Pierce, and five great grandchildren. 

 

A graveside service will be scheduled in the spring in the Riverview Cemetery, Barnstead.

 

The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements.

 


 

Cynthia Watson

 

Concord, NH - Cynthia Watson, 66, passed away at Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin, NH on January 22, 2015. She was born in Concord, NH and was the daughter of Charles and Jeanne (Colby) Watson.

 

In her life, Cynthia was a seamstress, an RN at the Veteran’s Home in Tilton, NH, she enjoyed crafts, her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a strong, independent woman who was loved by many.  Cindy was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

 

She leaves behind her daughters, Erin Gaudette of Belmont, NH,   Stephanie Gustafson of Barnstead, NH, brothers, John Watson of Colorado, David Watson of New York, a sister, Diane Watson of Colorado, four grandchildren, Jason Gaudette Jr and Jamison Gaudette both of Belmont, NH, Nicole Gustafson of Tilton, NH, and Cameron Gustafson of Concord, NH. She also leaves behind her parents Charles and Jeanne Watson of Pittsfield, NH.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Cynthia’s loving memory to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org/donate  

 

A Celebration of Life, to honor Cynthia, was held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton, NH. Burial will be at Franklin Cemetery 31 Thompson Park in Franklin, NH in spring 2015.

 

For more information, please contact the Cremation Society of New Hampshire at www.csnh.com 

 


 


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